minstrel: Re:Welsh Pronunciation (was: Welsh Songs)

Diana Hammond diana at oseda.missouri.edu
Wed Oct 29 06:46:35 PST 1997

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Heather Rose Jones wrote:

> Pronounced exactly as in English: B, D, H, L, M, N, P, R, S, T

Two additions which came to mind as I was reading Tangwystyl's excellent
primer on Welsh pronunciation were these: 

The r isn't exactly as in English, as it is a lightly rolled r sound - at
the front of the mouth as in Spanish, rather than at the back as in

And the combination 'si' ends up taking on the 'sh' sound of English.
Thus, the word 'siop' in Welsh is pronounced as 'shop' would be in

If you're interested in learning this beautiful language, there are
learning materials as well as links to Welsh resources on the web at

Pob Hwyl!

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